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January 13 Acknowledge God’s Incontestable Sovereignty and Irresistible Power | Matthew Henry’s Method for Prayer

Pray The Bible: Promoting, Encouraging, and Assisting God's People in Biblical Prayer

That his sovereignty is incontestable, and he is the owner and absolute Lord of all.

The heavens, even the heavens are yours, Psalm 115:16(ESV) and all their hosts. The earth is yours and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein. Psalm 24:1(ESV) In your hand are the depths of the earth, and the heights of the mountains are yours also: The sea is yours, for you made it, and your hands formed the dry land. Psalm 95:4-5(ESV) Every beast of the forest is yours, and the cattle on a thousand hills. Psalm 50:10(ESV) You are therefore a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psalm 95:3(ESV)

In your hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10(ESV)

Your dominion is an everlasting dominion, and your kingdom endures from generation to generation: You do according to your will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay your hand or say to you, “What have you done?” Daniel 4:34-35(ESV) or “Why have you done that?”

That his power is irresistible, and the operations of it cannot be controlled.

We know, O God, that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. Job 42:2(ESV) Power belongs to you; Psalm 62:11(ESV) and with you nothing is impossible. Luke 1:37(ESV)

All authority is yours, both in heaven and on earth. Matthew 28:18(ESV)

You kill, and you make alive; you wound, and you heal; and there is none that can deliver out of your hand. Deuteronomy 32:39(ESV)

What you have promised you are able also to perform. Romans 4:21(ESV)

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Beg for the Acceptance of your Prayers for Christ’s Sake | MATTHEW HENRY’S “METHOD FOR PRAYER”

Pray The Bible: Promoting, Encouraging, and Assisting God's People in Biblical Prayer

We may then beg for the audience and acceptance of our poor weak prayers for Christ’s sake.

Now may the God of Israel grant us the things we have requested of him. 1 Samuel 1:17(ESV)

Let the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, our Rock and our Redeemer. Psalm 19:14(ESV)

Let your eyes be open to the plea of your servants and to the plea of your people Israel, giving ear to them whenever they call to you, for they are your people and your heritage. 1 Kings 8:51-52(ESV)

O our God, let your ears be attentive to the prayers that we have made: O do not turn away the face of your Anointed One; remember your steadfast love for David your servant, 2 Chronicles 6:40-42(ESV) even Jesus, who is at your right hand interceding for us. Romans 8:34(ESV)

Lord, you have assured us that whatever we ask the Father in Christ’s name, you will give it to us. John 16:23(ESV) We ask all these things in that name, that powerful name that is above every name; Philippians 2:9(ESV) that precious name which is as oil poured out. Song of Solomon 1:3(ESV) O make your face to shine upon us, Numbers 6:25(ESV) for the Lord’s sake, Daniel 9:17(ESV) who is the Son of your love, Matthew 17:5(ESV) and whom you always hear. John 11:42(ESV) Good Lord, enable us to hear him, and be well pleased with us in him. Matthew 17:5(ESV)

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR JAN 1, 2021 Introduction and Comprehensive Petitions Conclusion 6.0 | ESV

Matthew Henry’s Method for Prayer 

Pray The Bible: Promoting, Encouraging, and Assisting God's People in Biblical Prayer

Of the Conclusion of our Prayers

We are commanded to pray at all times, Luke 21:36(ESV) to pray without ceasing, 1 Thessalonians 5:17(ESV) to continue steadfastly in prayer, Colossians 4:2(ESV) because we must always have in ourselves a disposition to the duty, must be constant in it, and never grow weary of it or give it up; and yet, we cannot be always praying, we must come down from this mount. Nor may we be over long, so as to make the duty a task or toil to ourselves or those who join with us. We have other work that calls for our attendance. Jacob wrestles with the angel, but he must go for the day breaks. Genesis 32:24(ESV) We must therefore think of concluding. The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, must come to an end. Psalm 72:20(ESV) But how shall we conclude so as to have the impressions of the duty kept always in the imagination of the thought of our heart?We may then sum up our requests in some comprehensive petitions, as the conclusion of the whole matter.

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip us with everything good that we may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ. Hebrews 13:20-21(ESV)

Now may the Lord direct our hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ. 2 Thessalonians 3:5(ESV)

And the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after we have suffered a little while, restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish us. 1 Peter 5:10(ESV)

And now, O Lord, what do we wait for? Truly our hope is in you; Psalm 39:7(ESV) and on you do we depend to be to us God Almighty, a God all-sufficient. Genesis 17:1(ESV)

Do for us far more abundantly than all that we are able to ask or think, according to the power at work within us: Ephesians 3:20(ESV) and supply all our needs according to your riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19(ESV)

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